Event FAQs

Our physical location is 1023 Market Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, downtown Christiansted in the Times Square.

Posters are available online at www.tasteofstcroix.com as soon as they are printed. Visit our website for updates. If you are a true collector and would like to purchase posters from past Taste events, contact the Taste directly at atasteofstcroix@yahoo.com.

Even the pickiest of eaters and people with the strictest of diets can find great food at Taste.  Please make sure you inform all who are serving you of your allergies or special dietary restrictions if you fear there may be exposure.  Taste of St. Croix does not assume any responsibility or liability.

The Taste does not recommend that children under 18 attend. The event has several vendors serving spirits and an open cash bar. Additionally, the Taste is very well attended and full of happy tasters, so youth could get lost easily in a crowd.

There is an elevator in the lobby of the Divi Carina Bay Resort, to the right of the main entrance. There are also several beachside entrances on the lower deck of the resort that are easily accessible.

On the day of Taste, you’ve chosen to go VIP! We recommend you arrive no later than 5 pm to take advantage of early parking and join the VIP Cocktail Party. When you arrive at the Divi, go directly to the VIP Desk that is in the lobby. Give them your electronic ticket (print out or on your mobile device) and you will receive VIP wristbands that allow you access to all VIP benefits.

At 5:00 PM, join our VIP Taste Cocktail Party in the lobby of the Divi Carina Bay Resort. Sip on a complimentary glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the event and watch as the excitement begins before the gates open. You’ll have a perfect view of the beach and can watch the judging begin! A few minutes before 6:00 PM, head down to the VIP Entrance. Hosts and hostesses will also be available in the lounge and lobby of Divi to escort you. If you are not able to join us for the VIP Cocktail Party, the VIP Entrance is located at the bottom of the stairs that are found to the left as you enter the Divi.

You can find directions to the Divi here. If you need a taxi, please go to the front desk of the Divi or call them to arrange for a taxi.

There are six entrances to the Taste – the main stair is accessed through the lobby and straight ahead. There are also four additional entrances below the main lobby on the beachside, and accessible by car. If you are a VIP, please use the VIP entrance gate: park, walk into the main lobby, and a make a left to go down the stairs.

Guests to the Taste typically wear what we call “island elegant,” which is a mixture of elegance and comfort. Ladies should ensure that their shoes are comfortable as they’ll have to stroll to take a taste at every booth and may have to take a few steps in the sand.

Parking is found in the front of the Divi Carina Bay Resort, on both sides of the main lobby and across the street by the Casino as well as by the mini golf and tennis courts.

Yes! Contact the Divi Carina Bay Resort directly to reserve a room. Be sure to mention the Taste, as they offer packages that include tickets to the Taste!

The Taste is held from 6-9pm, but we recommend that guests arrive early to find parking and get in line. Taste lines move fast and there are several entrances, so get there early! If you have VIP tickets, please review this topic.

VIP tickets are sold in special Christmas and Valentine’s Day gift packages online at www.tasteofstcroix.com. Tickets range from $125 – $150 and include VIP benefits and typically go on sale in mid-December and again in mid-February. Regular tickets go on sale online on Thursday, February 16th at the following physical outlets: Riddims on St. Croix and Urban Threadz on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Visit the Taste website for current information and sign up here to receive our e-newsletters.

For guests who are traveling to St. Croix, and are not residents of the Virgin Islands, and wish to purchase tickets far in advance to lock in their travel arrangements, please contact the Taste directly at atasteofstcroix@yahoo.com for more information.

Divi Carina Bay Resort, located on the east end of the island of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Taste is always held on a Thursday! The 2017 Taste of St. Croix will be held on Thursday, April 6th.